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Microsoft Corporation Battery Cell Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Are you looking to join a fast-paced team delivering industry leading products? Microsoft’s Surface is looking for a talented individual to join the Battery team to design leading edge battery packs.


As a Principal Battery Cell Engineer, you will be working on the latest technology and materials to give Surface products energy sources.

that are compact, lightweight, and bring the best experience to users. You will help define and drive a leading-edge battery roadmap beyond the 5-year plan. You will represent Microsoft in the industry as a driver in this technology.


  • Lead design and qualification of new cell technology platforms by working across cell suppliers to adapt their technologies into a cell design that represents the needs across multiple Microsoft programs.

  • Drive new technology development with cell suppliers.

  • Using quality tools, resolves process capabilities, summarizes design qualification data, and determines acceptability for production ramp

  • Design custom cells for new programs

  • Coach and Mentor other engineers in the battery sciences

  • Desired universities relationships to evaluate promising new battery materials and technologies.


Minimum requirements:

  • MS in Material Science, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar; PhD desired.

-2+ years’ experience developing cells for consumer products or similar

  • Demonstrated capability in cell design and deep understanding of associated tradeoffs

  • Proficiency with multi-cell battery pack design

  • Proficiency with battery test systems and methods

  • Experienced in working with external vendors and contractors to develop and qualify batteries.

  • Experience translating system-level requirements into component-level requirements

  • Technical drive and curiosity for understanding all aspects of battery cell and pack design and manufacturing

  • Passion for improving processes, sharing with others, and learning from others

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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